Fundamental Sciences research impacts

Rows of test tubes, one being filled by a purple syringe

Our Fundamental Science researchers use an interdisciplinary mix of scientific fundamentals - chemistry, mathematics, biology and physics - to deliver a range of practical and theoretical solutions for management of disease, overcoming environmental problems and innovating our understanding of the universe.

App to Map Vulnerable Ecosystems Within Minutes

A mapmaking app created by UNSW scientists harnesses the power of Google and NASA to empower ecologists to create a view on ecosystems without any specialist equipment.

The Cobalt Threshold

Research in the UNSW School of Chemistry helps protect animals in the racing industry, by informing regulatory limits of cobalt, a key element in metabolic processes.

The Mathematics of Disease

Researchers from UNSW, and their partners in academia, government and industry, are using contemporary mathematical modelling to help in the fight against HIV.